Grand Anse Watershed
  • Grand Anse Watershed

Grand Anse Watershed, Grenada

The overarching goal of the Grand Anse Watershed Partnership is to decrease the impacts of the frequent flooding after heavy rainfall events through the implementation of a sustainable drainage and water management system in this area.

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The broken drainage outlet towards Grand Anse Beach exacerbates the current situation of frequent flooding as it is often blocked with sand and silt due to its dilapidated state. Since there is also a sewage pumping station in the same area, there is a serious health threat for the community, customers, and tourists. The overarching goal of the Grand Anse Watershed Partnership is to decrease the impacts of the frequent flooding after heavy rainfall events through the implementation of a sustainable drainage and water management system in this area.

Based on the locality of a partnership and the implementation required, having a small group of interested partners could be what is needed to launch a partnership. When preparing, stakeholders respond well to research and background information about the current issue and the proposed solutions. In Morne Rouge, Grenada in the area of the Grand Anse Beach, IWaSP was able to appeal to the interests of a few stakeholders in the area who were determined to begin without having to wait until all stakeholders were convened. This was made possible through the staged approach of the partnership, with a focus on quick win measures at the beginning (while still able to act as stand-alone examples for improved water and drainage management in a catchment area). These initial steps are expected to help attract other stakeholders and, hence, additionally required resources for the second, more comprehensive stage.

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